Fighters Source unveiled their 2014 amateur MMA season on Jan. 19, which includes a 14 episode TV series that will be nationally broadcasted as they continue their global campaign for Olympic recognition.
Last year Fighters Source as a promotion company produced the first international amateur MMA team competition “Fighters Source World Championship” in Boras, Sweden, and then “Kings of New York," the first fully sanctioned amateur MMA show to come to Manhattan in over 17 years.
“Now that Fighters Source is a League, we have the flexibility we need. Fighters Source’s goal is to touch every part of the country, from the east coast to west coast of America,” Anthony Medina, CEO of Fighters Source said.
On Feb. 15, the SMG managed Peoria Civic Center, 201 S. West Jefferson Ave. Peoria, will host the kick off for the Fighters Source inaugural season with the hometown team Chicago Havoc vs. Miami Punch. Tickets are onsale now. General admission seats are $28, reserved floor seat tickets are $38. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Peoria Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 1(800)745-3000. VIP tables are available by calling Beau Sutherland at (309)680-3519.
Eight promotions from across the country have emerged. Producing a roster of their areas best male fighters at 135lbs, 145lbs, 155lbs, 170lbs, 185lbs and 205lbs and females fighters at 125lbs and 135lbs. These teams will compete in a national circuit where only the winners move on to the MMA World Challenge.
“What we are doing, is looking for the best amateur promotions groups throughout the country,” said Adam Sandoval, Director of Compliance and Licensing at Fighters Source.
Six men and two women will earn a chance to represent the USA in their journey, as these teams travel the nation competing in eight major markets, airing in over 100+ million homes due to the Fighters Source recent signing with United Fight Alliance Network.
United Fight Alliance Network is a group of four television networks airing in 100+ million homes nationally alone, and a combined 130 million homes, nationally and internationally. This will be the first time ever an amateur sports league will be majorly broadcast into homes and businesses. Fighters Source plans to produce and broadcast amateur Mixed Martial Arts events from around the country.